[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of South Fayette 2-12-1975 by Ord. No. 292. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No place of business, dwelling, apartment, apartment house or other place for human occupancy or business occupancy may be occupied when newly constructed or previously vacated unless the owner or landlord of said property shall first apply for an occupancy permit, to be issued by the Zoning Officer of the Township of South Fayette.
An application for the permit referred to in § 177-1 shall be formulated by the proper officials of the Township and in such form the township deems necessary.
No permit shall be issued for occupancy unless the premises shall be in livable and habitable condition and after having been inspected by such Township officials as the Board of Commissioners may require from time to time.
A temporary occupancy permit may be issued by the township for a period not exceeding six months during alterations to allow partial occupancy of a building pending its completion, provided that such temporary permit may require such conditions and safeguards as will protect the safety of the occupants and the public.
[Amended 6-13-1977 by Ord. No. 292-B]
The fee for any occupancy permit shall be as adopted by resolution from time to time by the Board of Commissioners and on file in the township offices.
[Amended 2-9-1976 by Ord. No. 292-A; 7-11-1988 by Ord. No. 359]
Any person, firm, association or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution and, in default of such fine and costs, to imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding 30 days. Each day of violation shall be deemed to be a separate offense under this chapter punishable by a separate fine and/or period of imprisonment for each day of violation.